Review and Giveaway: Gorton’s 20 Under 200


Now that Spring is here, many of us are thinking about Summer. We are thinking about how we are going to look in our swimsuits after being covered up all winter long. If you live in a place like Florida where the weather is always hot in the Summer, it’s nice when you are in shape. No one wants to cover up in the 100 plus degree weather but when you are not comfortable with your body, that is something you might feel you have to do. What can you do to avoid having to cover up all Summer? Why not try eating healthier.

It was with that thought in mind that I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review some Gorton’s products. Seafood is so light that you know you aren’t overdoing it on the calories. And Gorton’s has 20 products under 200 calories and there are tons of recipes on their site to use them in. We eat Gorton’s seafood and have food it to be good quality at a good price. When my little boy was younger he ate fish stick for a while. He went through a fish sticks phase when he loved fish sticks and ketchup.

Well, I decided to go for something a little more advanced than that. I decided to try the Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Sauteed Greens. I wasn’t really expecting my little boy to be a huge fan of the greens but I thought we’d give it a try. Guess what? He wasn’t a fan of the sauteed greens. However, my child is not a fan of anything green or any vegetable really. Unfortunately, they didn’t turn out as I was hoping. BUT that was my first time making sauteed greens and I’m willing to give it a try again. I totally would put my picture up but…well we won’t go there. Just imagine that mine turned out looking as good as the one that I’m going to put up for you. Look at what we had and try not to drool. And here’s the recipe, in case you wanted to give it a try.

Okay, so that’s not the one that I made but the folks at Gorton’s take pictures that are so much better than what I can do. Trust me. If you want to check out Gorton’s Pinterest page you can see many more recipes. Also, there are some weekly challenges on the Gorton’s Facebook page you might be interested in trying.

Let me tell you all that I got when I got my Gorton’s kit:

Five coupons for FREE Gorton’s products

A Gorton’s Apron

A Gorton’s spatula

2 Gorton’s oven mitts

And guess what? You have the chance to win the same kit. Awesome, right??? Just use the rafflecopter widget below to get your entries in! Hope you win!

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Review of Silver Charm Clothing


I love having the chance to try out different brands of clothing. There are so many different sites where you can buy clothing online that it’s hard to know where to shop. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. If you are into quality, comfortable clothing, try Silver Charm. I think you will like it.

I got the chance to review one of their cardigans. I got to choose one item of clothing that I wanted to try and I fell in love with this funky cardigan because I thought of all the ways I could use it. A cardigan is such a versatile item of clothing that I thought of about 3 outfits right away. Outfit one: dress it up a little for a dressy casual night out. In the picture you can see me wearing the cardigan over a tank top with a jean skirt. I added a little extra punch by adding a cute pair of shoes.

Just yesterday I let my sister borrow this cardigan and she wore it over a white tank top with a pair of jeans. That was pretty much my idea for outfit #2. She commented on how soft the cardigan was and asked me where I got it from. I let her wear it to a little gathering we went to at the park with our kids and a bunch of other kids. It was perfect because it was a cool day when the wind blew so it was nice to be wearing sleeves. I did make sure to get it back before she left cause I know that she liked it I wouldn’t want it to end up in her closet.

Another way that I want to wear this is casual for work with a pair of gray khakis that I have. I have a tank that will really, really match the cardigan well so I will wear that underneath the cardigan with a pair of gray khakis and some sandals.

I must say that this is one of the softest items of clothing that I own. You can tell that it is high quality and made to last. I am plus sized so I wasn’t sure about the fit of the clothing but it turned out to be fine. It looks like their sizes run from XS to XL, but I found that this XL cardigan was a large XL…if that makes any sense. If you have not tried Silver Charm, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed with the quality of clothing you will get.


Review of

I had the chance to review a dress from Let me tell you what I liked about the site. Actually, let me tell you what I LOVE about the site. It has clothing in sizes 0-36W right? I am plus sized so it is great to be able to go to a site and find clothes that will fit me. That is absolutely awesome! Women of all shapes and sizes can shop at eShakti and get beautiful clothes that they will enjoy wearing.

Another thing I love about eShakti is that you can get the clothes tailored to fit you like a glove. You can’t do that in the stores. How many times have you tried on a dress that fits you just right in one area but is all wrong in another area? You may have fallen in love with the dress until you tried it on and it just didn’t work. You don’t have to worry about that with eShakti. You can take your measurements and have your clothes tailored to fit you. This is great for those of us who have problem areas. I tend to be, um, busty. I have a hard time finding tops that fit me right on my chest. With eShakti that is a thing of the past. You can get your clothes tailored to fit any problem areas you have.

You can try this service for free the first time you order customization from eShakti. After that it is an affordable $7.50. When you think about the fact that customization will get your clothes to you and they are tailored to fit your body, it is worth it.

EShakti has clothes that have a retro look. I absolutely love retro style dresses. There is just something special about clothes that look like clothes from the past. I love the way women dressed in the 30s and 40s- so feminine! Which is kind of odd because I don’t consider myself to be a very feminine girl. I’m more of a tom boy.

If you have never ordered from eShakti before, now is a good time. You can sign up to receive a coupon for $25 off your order. I just signed up for it literally minutes ago and I have received it already. Click here to sign up for yourself. If you are looking for clothes that will fit your specific body needs to help you look your best, give eShakti a try.


Disclosure: I received a dress from eShakti for the purpose of giving a review. All opinions belong to Nirra.

Review and Giveaway of Unique Natural Products

Ahhhh! Spring is in the air. There is lots of tweeting outside (not on Twitter), and flowers are blooming. Things are beautiful! Except for the pollen everywhere, right? So you may be wondering who I am? I am Nirra from Mystery Shopping Teacher. I have been invited to write some reviews on Howard House Reviews since I enjoy doing them so much- so from time to time you may see a review that has a different “voice” than usual and it may be mine. I tend to be slightly cheesy, yet likeable enough (I guess). But I’ll try to tone it down since this isn’t my blog.

Back to what I was writing about before. Spring is a time of renewal. With that being the case, it’s also a time that a lot of people like to clean out their house with a good Spring cleaning. So you can imagine has happy I was to get to review several products that would help with not only my Spring cleaning, but cleaning year round too. I mean, I was as happy as I can muster about cleaning ;).

I have received several products:  I got the pet odor and stain eliminator, super digest-it, carpet shampoo and stain remover, and wine stain eater from Unique Natural Products.  I haven’t gotten to use ALL of them yet, but it will be nice to know that I have them when the need arises. There’s nothing worse than getting an awful stain on something only to realize that you have nothing to clean it up with. Not cool. I have had the chance to use the Pet odor and stain eliminator. I have dogs that live in our house and also outside on our back porch and sometimes they make messes. They are adorbs and everything, but when they make a mess I get annoyed. I saw that this product could be used on concrete so I used it to clean up a little doggy mess and it worked! I really like that this product is one that will not bother my dogs or make them sick. It’s such a huge bottle that I am sure I will be having it for a long time to come as we don’t have to clean up after them THAT often. We do have a back-yard so we can let them out when they have to do their business most of the time, but sometimes their tiny little Pomeranian bladders can’t wait, I guess. Either that or they just really like to see me annoyed.

The products that I got to try are eco-friendly and natural. If you have respiratory problems, sometimes you may have issues cleaning with chemicals. I know that sometimes my sinuses can be extra sensitive when cleaning with products that have a strong smell and many products can cause my skin to peel or itch since my skin is kinda sensitive. That’s why I always wear gloves to clean.

Here’s the part you wanted to hear about (I’m sure). I have a gift pack to give away to one Howard House Reviews reader worth almost $60! It will have: Pet Odor Eliminator Ready to Use 24oz, Super Digest It Qt, Carpet Shampoo Qt, Unique Complete Qt, and a Wine Stain 4oz. All you have to do to get your entry in is use the rafflecopter widget below.

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